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Monday, March 11, 2013

I'm a hot mess

I found a few workouts on you tube by none other than Jillian Michaels herself! So excited!
Today I did the 30 day shred and 6 pack abs in 6 weeks. I thought I might die when I was finished. I did squats and bicep curles and side lunges and burpies and side planks with a lift and so many more exercises I can't even keep them all straight. 
When I was done, my heart was racing I had sweat dripping off my forehead and down my back. It felt good and I can't wait to see the results!
Now, two hours later, my arms are still shaking and I know my core will be sore soon! My only question is, how many calories did I burn and should I eat them back? What is the best thing to do, I honestly don't know!?


  1. I have a friend whose husband got his masters degree in some sort of physical fitness training... I can't remember exactly but he has worked as a personal trainer. He recommends cutting out carbs most of the time and mostly eating veggies and some fruits. He says to only eat simple carbs at the meal immediately following a work out -- within three hours, I think. Once you've lost weight, slowly add carbs back in at other times of the day as well until you find the equilibrium for maintaining your healthy weight. My friend lost something like 60 pounds and has kept it off for a couple of years so far, and several other friends have used the same method. I don't know if that helps or not, and I can ask her if I missed something, if you'd like.

  2. Here's what my friend shared in a discussion thread on a group she and I are both in.

    Diet: food is the one thing you can change that will have the most impact on your weight. If you want to loose fat, only eat simple carbs after you work out, within a three hour window, or if you don't workout that day, eat carbs for breakfast. The rest of the time fill the rest of your plate with veggies and protein, mostly veggies. If you want to add muscle, you should eat a lot of protein. You can have some fruit, too, but focus on veggies. This is a REALLY easy way to cook, but fresh produce and protein aren't cheep. Drink water. Eat a little fat with every meal except for the recovery meal after you workout. Eat small meals every two to three hours. Start eating early in the morning. Don't eat at least three hours before you go to bed. That way your body will burn a bunch of fat while you sleep. When you get to your weight goal, slowly add carbs back into your other meals and monitor how much to eat without gaining weight back. I think the ideal is half a plate of veggie, one quarter of protein and one quarter or carbs.

    Exercise: weight training is the kind of exercise that will have the most impact on weight loss because it raises your metabolism and you won't have to spend so much time working out, you'll be burning more calories during the rest of the day. I like three days per week of weight training and the rest cardio or whatever I feel like doing. I spend 20 minutes to 1 hour per day working out, depending on how much time I have and what I want to do.

    1. Very good information! I am really trying to cut back on carbs because they're my most favorite! I love popcorn something fierce!! I need to have more self-control and I am slowly trying to add more veggies and a variety of veggies to my diet.


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